AB 2491, as amended, Nazarian. Vehicles: stopping, standing, and parking.
Existing law prohibits a person from stopping, parking, or leaving standing any vehicle whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or official traffic control device, in designated places, including, among other places, within 15 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station. A violation of this provision is subject to a civil penalty.
This bill would
begin delete additionallyend delete prohibit a person from stopping, parking, or leaving a vehicle within 15 feet of begin delete the driveway to a police station, ambulance company, orend delete general acute care hospital, except as specified, and would begin delete authorize aend delete local authority to provide appropriate curb markings and post appropriate signs that delineate this prohibited area. begin delete The bill would also provide that a violation of these provisions is not a violation of law relating to the safe operation of vehicles for purposes of violation point assignment, but is instead a stopping violation or parking violation, as specified.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 22500 of the Vehicle Code is amended
A person shall not stop, park, or leave standing any
24vehicle whether attended or unattended, except when necessary
25to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the
26directions of a peace officer or official traffic control device, in
27any of the following places:
28(a) Within an intersection, except adjacent to curbs as may be
29permitted by local ordinance.
30(b) On a crosswalk, except that a bus engaged as a common
31carrier or a taxicab may stop in an unmarked crosswalk to load or
32unload passengers when authorized by the legislative body of a
33city pursuant to an ordinance.
P3 1(c) Between a safety zone and the adjacent right-hand curb or
2within the area between the zone and the curb as may be indicated
3by a sign or red paint on the curb, which sign or paint was erected
4 or placed by local authorities pursuant to an ordinance.
5(d) (1) Within 15 feet of the driveway to a fire station, police
6station, ambulance company, or general acute care hospital. This
7subdivision does not apply to any vehicle owned or operated by a
8fire department, police department, ambulance company, or general
9acute care hospital, and clearly marked as a fire department vehicle,
10police department vehicle, ambulance, or general acute care
12(2) A local authority may provide appropriate curb markings
13and post signs that delineate the area specified in paragraph (1).
14(3) A violation
of this subdivision is not a violation of a law
15relating to the safe operation of vehicles for purposes of Section
1612810, but is instead either of the following:
17(A) A stopping violation if a notice to appear has been issued
18by a peace officer described in Section 830.1, 830.2, or 830.33 of
19the Penal Code.
20(B) A parking violation if a notice of parking violation is issued
21by a person, other than a peace officer described in subparagraph
22(A), who is authorized to enforce parking statutes and regulations.
23(e) (1) In front of a public or private driveway, except that a
24bus engaged as a common carrier, schoolbus, or a taxicab may
25stop to load or unload passengers when authorized by local
26authorities pursuant to an ordinance.
27(2) In unincorporated territory, where the entrance of a private
28road or driveway is not delineated by an opening in a curb or by
29other curb construction, so much of the surface of the ground as
30is paved, surfaced, or otherwise plainly marked by vehicle use as
31a private road or driveway entrance, shall constitute a driveway.
32(f) On a portion of a sidewalk, or with the body of the vehicle
33extending over a portion of a sidewalk, except electric carts when
34authorized by local ordinance, as specified in Section 21114.5.
35Lights, mirrors, or devices that are required to be mounted upon
36a vehicle under this code may extend from the body of the vehicle
37over the sidewalk to a distance of not more than 10 inches.
38(g) Alongside or opposite a street or highway excavation or
39obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct
P4 1(h) On the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, parked, or standing
2at the curb or edge of a highway, except for a schoolbus when
3stopped to load or unload pupils in a business or residence district
4where the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or less.
5(i) Except as provided under Section 22500.5, alongside curb
6space authorized for the loading and unloading of passengers of a
7bus engaged as a common carrier in local transportation when
8indicated by a sign or red paint on the curb erected or painted by
9local authorities pursuant to an ordinance.
10(j) In a tube or tunnel, except
vehicles of the authorities in
11charge, being used in the repair, maintenance, or inspection of the
13(k) Upon a bridge, except vehicles of the authorities in charge,
14being used in the repair, maintenance, or inspection of the facility,
15and except that buses engaged as a common carrier in local
16transportation may stop to load or unload passengers upon a bridge
17where sidewalks are provided, when authorized by local authorities
18pursuant to an ordinance, and except that local authorities pursuant
19to an ordinance or the Department of Transportation pursuant to
20an order, within their respective jurisdictions, may permit parking
21on bridges having sidewalks and shoulders of sufficient width to
22permit parking without interfering with the normal movement of
23traffic on the roadway. Local authorities, by ordinance or
24resolution, may permit parking on these bridges on state highways
25in their respective jurisdictions if the ordinance or resolution is
26first approved in writing by the Department of Transportation.
27Parking shall not be permitted unless there are signs in place, as
28may be necessary, to indicate the provisions of local ordinances
29or the order of the Department of Transportation.
30(l) In front of or upon that portion of a curb that has been cut
31down, lowered, or constructed to provide wheelchair accessibility
32to the sidewalk.